Make the Connection
Make the Connection
05/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
#UseYourVoice and make sure everyone knows: #Mentalhealth treatment works, and recovery is possible. By speaking up, you can make it easier for others to reach out for support when they need it.

Find inspiring #Veteran stories to share at:
UseYourVoice and make sure everyone knows Mentalhealth treatment works and recovery is
Hugh Marshall
Marisela Rowland
Cora DeJong
Make the Connection
Make the Connection
05/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
TODAY at noon ET! Join us for our #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth Twitter chat on how to support Veterans’ mental health during transitions in their careers and personal lives.

Go here to join: [ Twitter.com Link ]
TODAY at noon ET Join us for our MentalHealthAwarenessMonth Twitter chat on
Sarita Roche
Hetta Patel
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Make the Connection
05/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Veterans: Your story matters.

#UseYourVoice to speak up to a family member or friend about the challenges you’re facing. Your voice can also help a fellow Veteran who may be feeling down.

Learn how other #Veterans started the conversation by visiting
Veterans Your story matters UseYourVoice to speak up to a family member
Jerry Hinson
Marcia Cruz
Patrick Jackson
Make the Connection
Make the Connection
05/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Veterans with #schizophrenia can improve their lives when they’re correctly diagnosed and receive the right treatment for them.

U.S. Army Reserve #Veteran Brenda reached out for support for schizophrenia at her local VA, and now she is living well. Share her story.

Veterans with schizophrenia can improve their lives when theyre correctly diagnosed and
Timothy Christensen
Carol Boersma
Joyce Smith
#Veterans: If you are having serious thoughts of death or suicide, or if you’re thinking about hurting or killing yourself, call the Veterans Crisis Line now at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

Know that you are not alone.

[ Veteranscrisisline.net Link ]
Make the Connection
Make the Connection
05/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Do you know a #Veteran who is living with #PTSD?

Learn 5 ways you can support them.
Do you know a Veteran who is living with PTSD

5 Ways You Can Support a Veteran Loved One

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Dave Coopman
Rose Torres
Six Pack
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Make the Connection
05/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
It takes determination to face life’s difficulties — whether they’re physical challenges or #mentalhealth issues no one else can see. Learn how #Veterans chose strength over silence and reached out for help.

Share this video to show your support.
Paul Dragon
Nana Caproni
Todd Henry
“Tell them you’re concerned and you’re there to listen,” says Willie Geist, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe and Today Show.

Share this video to show your support for #Veterans. [ Maketheconnection.net Link ]
Jim Alford
Deanna Green
Deborah Hoffman
Veterans can inspire us in many ways — through bravery, service, sacrifice, and countless other ways.

During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, discover these four #Veterans’ stories of strength:

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Willridge Simms
Deanna Howard
Jason Paraiso
“When I got out, I was confused — I didn’t know what to do.”

Paul, a #Vietnam #Veteran, lost several fellow #Marines in his unit. He had a tough time adjusting to life after #combat. Things changed for the better when he sought counseling at his local Vet Center and realized he wasn’t alone.

Share his story this #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth:
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“When I got out I was confused — I didn’t know what to do”
Beth Potkonicky Kredel
Tony Allen
Ron Winkle
#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth is a reminder to reach out to a #Veteran you know who may be facing #depression, #anxiety, or other challenges. But bringing up the topic of #mentalhealth treatment can be tough. You may wonder how the person will react or what’s the best way to help them open up.

Here are 3 ways to start the conversation:
MentalHealthAwarenessMonth is a reminder to reach out to a Veteran you know

Veteran Mental Health: 3 Ways to Start the Conversation

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Sandra May Smith Bush
Barbara Broneske Schell
Lynda Gregory Weed
Speaking up when you need help is a sign of strength.

His love for his little girls inspired Brian, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, to talk to his doctor about treatment for an anxiety disorder.

Hear his story: [ Maketheconnection.net Link ]
Speaking up when you need help is a sign of strength
Mary Sartor Bartholomew
Linda Hoshor
Keith Jadwinski
Let everyone know: #Mentalhealth treatment works and recovery is possible. When you #UseYourVoice to speak up, you make it easier for others to reach out for support.

Share this post to inspire #Servicemembers and #Veterans.

Let everyone know Mentalhealth treatment works and recovery is possible When you
John Cole
Lisa Cliburn
Erika Schneider-Lichti
#ICYMI: “When I got the mental health care I needed, my family was better. I was better. The people around me were better.”

Watch below to hear Nicole, a U.S. Navy #Veteran, talk about how treatment changed her life.
Mark Schofield
Joseph Lewis
Sue Cahill Howell
During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, take the next step for yourself or a #Veteran you care about.

Use the MakeTheConnection.net resource locator to find #mentalhealth support in your community.

[ Maketheconnection.net Link ]
During MentalHealthAwarenessMonth take the next step for yourself or a Veteran you
Robert Hungate
Debbie Lewis
Annabelle McIntire
Veterans can inspire us in many ways — through bravery, service, sacrifice, and countless other ways.

During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, discover these four #Veterans’ stories of strength.
Veterans can inspire us in many ways through bravery service sacrifice and

Four Inspiring Stories of Veteran Recovery

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Ginny Bearden
Barbara Mead
Patti Holder
Jennet shared her #mentalhealth story to help inspire other #Veterans to speak up about their personal life challenges and reach out for support.

Listen as she describes her experience with #depression and how she got through it:

Jennet shared her mentalhealth story to help inspire other Veterans to speak
Cindy Soto
Tony Dzanbozoff
Chico Sanchez
Make the Connection
Joseph Nicholson
Jen Gazda
Tune in TOMORROW at 1 p.m. ET for our first-ever Facebook Live event to kick off #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth.

We’ll hear from Adam Clampitt, U.S. Navy Veteran; Nicole Hart, U.S. Army Veteran; and Dr. Wendy Tenhula, a psychologist and VA’s Deputy Chief Consultant for Specialty Mental Health.
Tune in TOMORROW at 1 pm ET for our firstever Facebook Live
Steve Steiner
Metre Ogdee
Clay Lyon
This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, supporters from across the country — including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, Tony Award winning-actor Joe Mantegna, U.S. Army Veteran and Olympic bobsled medalist Shauna Rohbock, and #Veteran author Stephanie Shannon — encourage you to #UseYourVoice for Veteran #mentalhealth.

Share this video to spread their message.
Steve Herrington
Richard Cohan
Fred Arnold